The great job reevaluation trend does not show signs of stopping. Depending on the survey, anywhere from half to three-quarters of respondents say they plan to quit in 2022.
Some of this is cyclical. During a recession, people tend to huddle in their jobs, and in a recovery, they are more likely to quit. That holds true for the pandemic economic recovery.
“The labor market’s better, so opportunities are better,” said Carl Van Horn, distinguished professor at Rutgers University and director of the Health Center for Workforce Development.
However, “when you get beneath the surface, there’s all these problems and these problems that existed before … they’re still there,” he said.